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Desiree
-Gabrielle Louise

I sent my letter out to sea,
but he never returned home to me.
He said he'd bring me a ring from Inverness,
Irish lace for a wedding dress.

It's been ten long years, and I'll never know
if he walks the earth, or sleeps the sea below.
I'm gonna buy me a boat without the sails
drift along til I meet him there.

I'm leaving, carried by the waves.
If you see him tell him her name
was Desiree.

Seven months heavy on a full May moon,
she came in, crying, so sweet, so small, so soon.
Laughing like a shadow, wailing like a wind,
the fair sea shells the color of her skin.

I'm leaving, carried by the waves.
If you see him tell him her name
was Desiree.

I held her through the summer,
I rocked her through the rain,
November fell, and the snow came.
Now how can I stay in God's good world?
A pappa never held his baby girl.

I'm leaving, carried by the waves.
If you see him tell him her name
was Desiree.